Watch The Trailer For MTV's New Documentary 'White People'

(FOX 11) A new MTV documentary called "White People" follows five young white people from around the U.S. and questions what it really means to be white in our country.

In the newest trailer, the cast talk about ideas like white privilege, affirmative action and racial identity. The documentary, which premieres July 22, was filmed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.

"We cannot have an honest conversation about race in America until we explore and unpack what 'whiteness' and 'white privilege' mean in America," Vargas wrote on Facebook. "This is not an easy, simply or comfortable conversation. So let's get uncomfortable. Let's talk."

"You say the wrong thing then suddenly you are a racist," one white man says.

"It feels like I’m being discriminated against," a white woman says in the trailer.

The film is a project produced by MTV's Look Different campaign and claims to "change the way you think about white history."

"Whiteness often remains unexamined in conversations about race in this country, even as it acts as the implicit norm against which other racial identities are judged," MTV President Stephen Friedman stated in a press release. "By shining a spotlight on whiteness, we hope 'White People' will serve as a powerful conversation starter that encourages our audience to address racial bias through honest, judgment-free dialogue."

Mobile app users tap here to watch the trailer.

 

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